Friday, January 09, 2009

Happy Birthday...

Today, January 9th, would have been the 100th birthday of Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton, CSC commonly known of the Rosary Priest. It was he who coined the phrase "The family that prays together stays together" and whose cause for beatification proceeds. A former seminary rector of mine, Fr. Rick Gribble, CSC has penned a biography of this great man which received First Place from the Catholic Press Association.

A Prayer for Beatification:
Dear Lord Jesus, Father Peyton devoted his priestly life to strengthening the families of the world by calling them to pray together every day, especially the Rosary. His message is as important for us as it was during his life on earth. We beg you, therefore, to hasten the day of his beatification so that your faithful people everywhere who remember his message that "the family that prays together stays together," will imitate him in his devotion to your Mother and ours, and will be inspired by his holy life to draw ever closer to you with childlike confidence and love. Amen.

No comments: